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Gross Domestic Product

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the increase in gross domestic product per capita in each of the English regions, Wales and Scotland since 1979.

Estimates of gross domestic product per capita were published in the November 1987 edition of Economic Trends, a copy of which is available in the House Library.Increases in gross domestic product per capita between 1979 and 1986 are provided for the specified regions in the table below.

Increase in General Domestic Product' per capita from 1979 to 19862
£Per cent.
North2,44190
Yorkshire and Humberside2,46189
East Midlands2,53889
East Anglia2,865103
South east3,15892
South west2,63196
West Midlands2,24179
North west2,37883
Wales2,17783
Scotland2,40585
1 GDP at factors cost: current prices.
2 1986 figures are provisional.